Oh, To Learn the Drycleaning Craft!

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Mary Scalco (on left), CEO, Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) stands with one of the educational scholarship recipients Graystone Hill of Blue Sky Cleaners in Seattle, Wash. On the right is Brian Johnson, director of education & analysis at DLI. Kreussler Chemical has provided scholarships for four of America’s Best Cleaners (ABC) affiliates so they can attend DLI classes. (America’s Best Cleaners)

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Kreussler gives four scholarships to ABC affiliates for DLI classes

DELMAR, N.Y. — Employees from four affiliates of America's Best Cleaners (ABC) will pursue a new level of the drycleaning craft by accepting educational scholarships from its partner Kreussler Chemical, a professional textile care business, ABC reports.

The four chosen scholarship recipients will be heading to Drycleaners and Laundry Institute (DLI) classes to continue their education in environmentally friendly dry cleaning in addition to perfecting the comprehensive skill sets mandated to be certified by ABC, the firm relates.

“We are so proud of our affiliates that continually invest in the people maintaining the highest standards of quality garment care and services in our industry,” says ABC Executive Director Christopher White.

The four scholarship recipients are: Graystone Hill (seen at center of photo), Blue Sky Cleaners, Seattle, Wash.; Jason Pardi, Best Cleaners, Albany, N.Y.; Veronica Moeai, Henries Dry Cleaners, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Courtney Kraemer, Jones Cleaning Center, Fresno, Calif.

Kreussler President Richard Fitzpatrick states, “I’m very excited for all of the award winners and hope that this is just the beginning of a long, fruitful career in our industry for the scholarship winners.”

Calling itself the drycleaning industry’s only independent certification body, ABC notes that all its affiliates continually invest in the future of the drycleaning industry through, “terrific scholarships, contemporary training methods, and exciting new ventures.”

Fully aware that education is the door to the future, the firm relates that it is dedicated to heralding in a new era by pioneering state-of-the-art methods in instruction and certification.

“With the help of industry partners like Kreussler Chemical and others, our affiliates are able to continually foster a pathway to success and career security for associates and leaders in their business and communities,” White notes.

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Tim Burke

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Tim Burke is the editor of American Drycleaner. He can be reached at 312-361-1684 or tburke@atmags.com.

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